French / Year 7 and 8 / Understanding / Language variation and change

Curriculum content descriptions

Recognise that French language use varies according to context, situation and relationship

[Key concepts: variation, context, relationship; Key processes: noticing, analysing, explaining]


  • noticing that French is used differently in different situations and for different relationships, for example, casual conversation between friends, polite interactions between strangers in shops, and respectful/authoritative exchanges between teachers and students
  • comparing language use and other aspects of communication in informal exchanges (for example, un match de football — allez, allez!) and in formal communication, for example, Soyez les bienvenus à notre école
  • collecting and analysing samples of language from texts such as video clips or print/electronic forms of communication to explore differences in communicative style and expression between social groups such as les adolescents, les profs or les tout-petits
General capabilities
  • Literacy Literacy
  • Critical and creative thinking Critical and creative thinking
  • Intercultural understanding Intercultural understanding
  • Personal and social capability Personal and social capability
  • ICT capability Information and Communication Technology (ICT) capability
ScOT terms

Language usage,  French language

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